We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Coventry near Sedro Woolley, WA.

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Dr. Omar Arif Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Omar Jaffer is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jaffer's areas of expertise include asthma. He accepts Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Jaffer is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Dr. Kelvin N Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Kelvin Lam is an adult critical care, pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), and sleep medicine specialist. Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam takes. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Lam's hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Oregon, PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. James Brad Diestelhorst, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. J. Diestelhorst is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Diestelhorst is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diestelhorst is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. David S Morison, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. David Morison is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Morison attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Alison M Beer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Alison Beer's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Beer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.
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